Eliza DeAngelis

Green

"Go Green!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 870 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    80
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    3
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    2
    whole food meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    16
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    2
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    2
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    1
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    50
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Transportation

Improve a Bus Stop

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or some other small improvement.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 2 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Join An Outdoor Project

I will join an outdoor restoration project in my community.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 1 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity

Have a Garage Sale

I will have a group garage sale with friends, family, and/or neighbors.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Know My health

I will get my Core Four Biometrics tests (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI).

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Learn More about Food Deserts

I will spend 10 minutes learning about food deserts and find out how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 10 minutes researching environmental justice concerns in my region, their causes, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Lobby For Reusables

I will lobby my dining hall to have reusable dishes and silverware in order to minimize disposables.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Learn More and Talk to My Friends

Access to public transportation is a social justice issue! I will learn about the need for public transportation in my community and tell 2 friends each day about the issue.

COMPLETED 1 OF 52
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 40 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 2 OF 52
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Take Control

Both system and personal sustainability are important! I will develop a plan with my medical professionals to achieve my best health and live my life to the fullest.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Locally-Sourced Meals

I will source 1 meal(s) each day from local producers.

COMPLETED 2 OF 52
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

I will plant an herb garden in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 2 OF 52
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 2 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

COMPLETED 2 OF 52
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill each day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 1 OF 52
DAILY CHALLENGE

Simplicity

Buy Used Clothes

I will spend 15 minutes learning about the perils of fast fashion and will buy my clothes at second-hand stores when I shop.

COMPLETED 2 OF 52
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Brush My Teeth Without Running Water

I will save up to 8 gallons (30 L) of water each day by turning it off while brushing my teeth.

COMPLETED 2 OF 52
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 15 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 2 OF 52
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Happiness

I will write down three things every day that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 2 OF 52
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Improve a Bus Stop
    How can you advocate for transportation systems which minimize environmental impact while also meeting human needs?

    Eliza DeAngelis 11/25/2018 11:09 PM
    I can say many positive things about public transportation versus cars and explain how there are many pros of it.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Join An Outdoor Project
    How well do you know the area you live in? Is a deep knowledge of your surroundings -- known as a 'sense of place' -- important to you? If so, why?

    Eliza DeAngelis 11/25/2018 11:09 PM
    I do not know the area that well, it is not too important to me because I am still learning and will get to know my surroundings more over time.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Volunteer in my Community
    What is one thing you can do to help your community become more sustainable?

    Eliza DeAngelis 11/25/2018 11:07 PM
    I can educate and inspire people in my community to become more sustainable because some are uneducated and ignorant to lots of these issues.

  • Eliza DeAngelis 11/24/2018 9:45 PM
    I chose these challenges because they were important for the environment and a change.

  • Eliza DeAngelis 11/24/2018 12:11 AM
    My challenge is going well.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Compost Food Waste
    New to composting? Be sure to check out the action resource links to learn tips and more about it. As you transition from throwing food away to composting, what do you notice about how much you are tossing? Do you know how your compost will be used and the benefits it has on the environment?

    Eliza DeAngelis 11/24/2018 12:10 AM
    I am trying to toss a lot less, so I try to eat most of my food. I know my compost will be used to grow plants, and I know it is beneficial because it adds nutrients to the soil.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Personal Waste Audit
    Why is it so difficult to understand the impacts our purchases and waste have on other people, animals, and places? How might your experience with this challenge impact your future consumption and choices?

    Eliza DeAngelis 11/24/2018 12:09 AM
    Its so difficult because many are unaware and grew up their whole lives thinking nothing is wrong, so they may be shocked and even in denial that there are negative impacts our purchases have on other things. My experience with this challenge will make me more aware and make me buy less materialistic things. 
  • Reflection Question
    Water Brush My Teeth Without Running Water
    What is the main water source in your region? If you don't know, how could you find out?

    Eliza DeAngelis 11/24/2018 12:07 AM
    The main water source in my reason is permeable rock, aquifers.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Learn More and Talk to My Friends
    How has your access to various kinds of transportation throughout your life influenced your current attitudes about transportation and your transportation behavior?

    Eliza DeAngelis 11/24/2018 12:06 AM
    It made me want to use cars so much more, it was so easy, just long. I never taken the bus before coming here but now that is all I use and I will use it as I can when I get back home. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Exercise Daily
    How can you incorporate other personal values (like quality time with friends or spending time in nature) into your exercise routine?

    Eliza DeAngelis 11/21/2018 9:42 PM
    I can incorporate spending time in nature into my exercise routine by going on more hikes and walking outside, and going to the beach and swimming, I enjoy that and it is better to be outside anyway.